Property taxation is an important component and source of Municipal revenue. The amount of money raised through property taxes for Municipal use is set by Council, but other components of the tax system are regulated by the Province. The Local Government Act provides very detailed regulation of Municipal taxation.
The Village of Port Alice issues property tax notices annually (by June 30) to all registered owners for taxes covering the period of January 1 to December 31 of the current year. If a tax notice is not received by June 30, please contact the Village Office. This may occur due to a recent purchase of property whereby the notice was sent to the previous owner or mailed to an old address. If a sale of property occurs during the year, property taxes are adjusted by either a notary or lawyer. The Village of Port Alice is not responsible for adjustment of taxes due to property sale.
Property taxes are due July 31st, or the first business day following July 31st, with any outstanding balance after the deadline subject to a 10% penalty. An unclaimed homeowner grant is considered to be outstanding taxes and is subject to the penalty.
Payments can be made through cheque, cash, interact, or e-transfer to email@example.com. Credit cards can be used through the OptionPay Link. (Service fees are applied for credit card payments)
BC Home Owner grant information can be found at below and applications can be made online or by calling 1-888-355-2700, Option 3, or by visiting a Service BC Office. You will need your roll\folio number found on your tax notice and the Jurisdiction number for Port Alice – 558.
Property tax notices are mailed to the property owner address currently on file in our system. If you have a change to your mailing address please advise the municipality in person at the municipal hall, or in writing – by fax at 250-284-3416 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and notify BC Assessment at their website.
BC Assessment notices are sent out each January. The links below can be used to help you understand your property assessment notice.